Daughter's delight after $10,000 door knock
Arasiuluaipouomalo Ieremia, a 22-year-old from Manono Island, was beyond surprised by the news that came after her mother received a knock at her door last Wednesday.
On that day, Ms. Ieremia’s mother, Mesi, who is the wife of a local Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) Minister was visited by Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), Mark Witthuhn.
He came bearing a cash prize of $10,000.
Arasiuluaipouomalo was ultimately responsible for her mother winning the cash prize; her number, name and entry were selected in the prize draw.
“I was doing my laundry when Digicel arrived at our place and I told my daughter and family to greet them but she refused and said I should greet them myself,” Mesi said.
“I was surprised when I learned that I will be receiving $10,000 from Digicel and it’s all thanks to my daughter.
“I thank my daughter for the most unforgettable surprise of my life and Digicel and the management for this amazing promotion that has helped our families during this time of crisis.”
According to Arasiuluaipouomalo, she has been hoping to win the cash prize while participating in Digicel’s seven-week long ‘Top Up and Win’ promotion.
She topped up her phone as much as possible in the light of winning a cash prize for her mother.
According to Mesi, they’re always very thankful to congregation families for donating to their families, but they are not used to bringing in more than $300 from weekly collections.
That usual salary, she said, was not enough to support their family or their children’s education.
This week’s cash prize was welcomed as a blessing for the Ieremia family.
“It was just in time of this worldly crisis that we've been very blessed and we’re truly happy and lucky,” Mesi said.
Mesi said she’ll initially pay for the school fee of her daughter, Arasi, who is a foundation student at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S).
The rest she will share with some church families in Manono Island; use for the development of new land; and set aside for saving.
Mr. Witthuhn and his marketing team travelled by boat to Manono Island to make the surprise presentation.
Digicel has given away a total of WST$50,000 of cash in the span of seven weeks for the ‘Top Up and Win’ promotion.
Their ‘Shake to Win’ promotion continues. Some $50,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs with a new feature on the MyDigicel app which allows customers to shake their phones to win prizes.
Their ‘Cash Call’ promotion has also resumed. Prepaid plan customers have the chance to be called on live radio, MyFM 89.1FM, for their chance to win a share of $10,000 cash for the month of April.